Announcing the Third Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration

Next April, we will celebrate the wonderful William Holden’s centenary. And, as you know, I’m a big fan of him and want to make things big for the occasion.

So, I invite you all to participate The Third Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration! This year, things will be different as I join forces with my blogger friends Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood and Emily from The Flapper Dame. Who said millennials didn’t like “old” actors. 😉 Anyway, I am so honoured these fine ladies accepted to help with for this event!

Here are the steps and rules for you if you want to participate in the blogathon:

1- Choose a subject. It can be anything related to William Holden, but don’t forget that our objective is to honour him.

  • Because we want as many participants as possible for this special edition of the blogathon, we will allow duplicates, but not more than two people on the same subject!
  • We allow you to write a maximum of two entries.

2- Please submit your subject here in the comments or on Emily‘s blog or Michaela‘s. Tell us your topic, the name of your blog, plus its URL.

3- Once your subject is confirmed, grab one of these beautiful banners and include it on your blog in order to help us promote the blogathon. These were designed by Michaela and we LOVE them!

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4- The blogathon will start on April 15 and will end on April 17, 2018. Michaela will host the first day (15), Emily will host the second day, and I’ll host the last one (17). Please, make sure to have your entries ready on time!

5- On the blogathon dates, each one of us will update a new post where you will be able to submit your entry.

Please help us spread the word about the blogathon. Talk about it to your blogger friends, share it on various social media, etc. We want to have as many participants as possible. Golden Holden deserves this honour!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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To guide you… Subjects already claimed twice

  • Sabrina (1954)
  • Picnic (1955)
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • Stalag 17 (1953)
  • Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Here are the participating blogs and their subjects!

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We are all very impatient for this event to start! For some entertainment, I invite you to watch my fun video trailer announcing Bill’s centenary.

See you in April!


– If you are interesting to make a donation to the William Holden Wildlife Foundation fund created by Stephanie Powers in 1982, please click here. This can be another way to please our golden boy!

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Many Thanks to the Participants of the 3rd Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon

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I must admit, I first hesitated to host this blogathon again this year, but I’m glad I did because I read some excellent entries written by the participants. Grace Kelly is one of those personalities who highly deserves to be celebrated, who deserves to be honoured with a blogathon.

With their marvelously written work, the participants showed a beautiful admiration and respect for the graceful lady. If she was alive, I’m sure Grace would have been pleased by what she would have read.

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I didn’t have many participants as I usually have in my other blogathons, but I think here we had the perfect example of “quality over quantity”.

If you haven’t read the entries yet, please do so. You won’t regret it. Here is the link:

The 3rd Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon

And since there aren’t many articles, you don’t have any excuses not to read them all! Haha!

And thanks again to the participants. Without you, there wouldn’t be any blogathon!

See you next year, I hope! 🙂

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The Third Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon is here!

I’m happy to host, for a third time, the Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon! Luckily, as I announced the event pretty late, we didn’t have to wait too long for it to arrive! As you know, the event starts today and will take an end on November 10, 2017, on Grace’s birthday.

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I want to thank all those people who were willing to honour this iconic actress and princess that Grace Kelly was by participating to my blogathon. Even if she is, sadly, no longer with us, all the reasons are good to celebrate her.

I will add your entries to the roster as soon as they are submitted. If you can provide me your twitter handle as well, that would be great!

Let’ the ball begin!

The lovely entries

The blogathon stars in force with an excellent piece on To Catch a Thief written by Maddy from Maddy Loves Her Classic Films. This amazing blogger understands perfectly the type of actress Grace Kelly was.

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Vinnieh wrote a marvelous piece on Mogambo and gives us all the good reasons why this is a worthy movie despite not being Grace’s best.

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Tynan from 4 Stars Films wrote a fascinating piece on his two most favourite actresses: Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. We agree with him that these two stars are the definition of icon. We wish they would have been in a movie together!

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After a first viewing, Crimson Kimono wrote a sweet article on The Swan, an underrated but worth seeing film.

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Letícia from Crítica Retrô discusses another favourite subject of mine: fashion, in her piece on Grace Kelly as a Style Icon. The lady is, of course, the dream model of every great designers!

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Amanda from  Old Hollywood Films explore the life of Grace Kelly through a series of beautiful pictures. Grace was one of the most photographed ladies in the world!

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Emily over at The Flapper Dame explains why she ADORES Grace Kelly in a post full of love and admiration for the iconic blonde.

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Collin from Box Office Poison gives us a thoughtful reflexion on The Country Girl. Grace won an Oscar for her brilliant and complex performance!

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Terence from A Shroud of Thoughts gives us a highly informative piece on Dial M For Murder, the first film Grace made under the direction of Alfred Hitchcock!

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On my blog Three Enchanting Ladies, I explain the marvelous way Grace Kelly influences my life. Random and entertaining thoughts!

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Alex from Anybody Got A Match? discusses Grace Kelly’s last film, High Society, in a great and interesting post!

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Here we have another great review of Mogambo written by Shounak from Life with Books & Movies.

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Thanks again to all the participants! Because of you, Grace is, once again, remembered the right way.

Don’t forget to visit my other blog, Three Enchanting Ladies, which celebrates my three most favourite actresses: Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, and Audrey Hepburn!

Happy heavenly birthday dear Grace!

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